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A Dark Future Vision – Or is it Already Here

This book shows the how society could evolve if capitalism were allowed to follow through to its extremes. It's a dark shadow of this world. Or is it? Is this the world that we already live in? Enter a world of pressure and release - rebellion and doubt and the rediscovery of a simple Secret… Continue reading A Dark Future Vision – Or is it Already Here

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Meet the Characters – William

William William considers himself the only true revolutionary there has been. Living a life of utter destitution below the city, he leads a community of people the rest of the world sees as outcasts and losers. His is the long game. He know's the aim, he knows what he is fighting for. He also knows… Continue reading Meet the Characters – William

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Meet the Characters – Richard

Mankind Limited Richard Richard burns. He burns with a fury that is too bright for him to look at. He fights the system in whatever inventive ways he can concoct. He never asks why he fights or what his ultimate goal is. He just needs the fight. So defeat almost crushes him, forces him to… Continue reading Meet the Characters – Richard

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Meet the Characters – Jane

Mankind Limited Jane Jane is a rebel. Of sorts. She engages in rebellious activity and she is good at it. If anyone had tracked her exploits they might say she was a genius. Because that was correct no one had ever tracked her. But the truth was that so far in her life she had… Continue reading Meet the Characters – Jane

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Meet the Characters – Marc

Mankind Limited Marc Marc is a model citizen, devoted to the ideals of modern society. Moderately successful in his career, climbing the ladder with a beautiful partner by his side. So why is he plagued by nightmares? Why is he so disaffected? What is the truth that he can feel trying to poke its way… Continue reading Meet the Characters – Marc

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News

By Scott Bailey © 2013 What’s behind the storyWhat is the reason for that newsWho gets the benefit, the prizeThe envelope with the breadThe law successfully passedThe company tracked greasedSomebody’s life made easierAt the cost of somebody else  www.scottandrewbailey.uk

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Guest Poem – Mankind Limited

I was surprised to get a message from a friend and colleague - a rap poem - inspired by my novel Mankind Limited. I thought I would share it here; Also, check out their music on their own site https://urbanhippies.bandcamp.com/. Here is the poem.   Mankind Ltd By J McKay Where the kindness of man… Continue reading Guest Poem – Mankind Limited

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Poem a day challenge #124 (Rising Tide)

Rising Tide By Scott Bailey © 2013 From the shallows to the icy deep Where dolphins dance and starfish sleep Through swaying kale and shifting sand Feel the touch of an oily hand Where lights speed by in total dark Where rest many a sunken ark Where through the kale fish do slip Feel a… Continue reading Poem a day challenge #124 (Rising Tide)

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Poem a day challenge #112 (News)

News By Scott Bailey © 2013 What’s behind the story What is the reason for that news Who gets the benefit, the prize The envelope with the bread The law successfully passed The company tracked greased Somebody’s life made easier At the cost of somebody else   http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk

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Poem a day challenge #103 (Explorers)

Explorers By Scott Bailey © 2013 Wandering the shore Through new lands everyday Ancient fishermen http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk  

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Poem a day challenge #85 (Who’s the Fool)

Who’s the Fool By Scott Bailey © 2013 Listen to all the anger Hark at all the fury Just remember that You no longer own the jury Humiliate the whistleblower Make him out a fool Wielding propaganda Like an old blunt tool Don’t you know we’re cynics now We can see through all the lies… Continue reading Poem a day challenge #85 (Who’s the Fool)

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The Few

By Scott Bailey © 2015 On a dark peak In a lofty castle tower Firelight glints on gold The flames are the consummation Of a million dreams The gold is the gifts That the few exchange As they gather To sharpen their swords Hone their skills Readying To chase away the wolves Release the hounds And… Continue reading The Few

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Manipulation

By Scott Bailey  © 2015 A drowned boy Drawn from the sea Fled from death to death Burns in our minds Burns in our hearts Fans the flames of passion Just before The call to war

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Quick Update

My Author page has had a few updates if anyone is interested. Feedback is welcome as always - it's not finished but getting there. http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk

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The Marketing Machine Begins to Roll

Trying an experiment - spent a small amount of dough on boosting my Facebook page. Just to see how it goes and whether its worth it. I have updated the description a bit as well: Trapped. In a world where everything is measured and control pervades every area of life, four people begin to break… Continue reading The Marketing Machine Begins to Roll

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Self Publishing – Phase 2

That sounds all very Marvel - doesn't it? Anyway - my plans for world domination - I mean selling a few books have moved forward a bit. I now have my own  author website as well as an official Facebook page. They are a bit bare at present but it's a start. Feed back welcome… Continue reading Self Publishing – Phase 2

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Exciting Times

Just been informed that there is an exciting package waiting for me at home! Can't wait!!!  

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New Blurb for my Novel

So as part of my imminent relaunch of my novel I have updated the blurb - I would appreciate any thoughts or suggestions. I get quite a few clicks on the Amazon link but not many sales. As it stands the blurb is fairly sparse so this new one tries to address that without getting… Continue reading New Blurb for my Novel

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Poem a day challenge #284 (Magic Box)

Magic Box By Scott Bailey © 2014 It purrs like a magic cat Glows like a willo’ the wisp Warms like toasted buttered bread Its spell cast out to the silver screen Get the previous ones here http://wp.me/P3kG6h-bb  and get my début novel Mankind Limited

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Poem a day challenge #283 (The Cat That Turned)

The Cat That Turned By Scott Bailey © 2014 Bubblepot the cat Decided it was enough So stole mankind’s keys Get the previous ones here http://wp.me/P3kG6h-bb  and get my début novel Mankind Limited

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Pro Writer?

Well, Had my first payment from Amazon for my self published novel - see to the right -> doe that make me a pro? ps -it was only £25.

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Poem a day challenge #132 (Ups and Downs)

Ups and Downs By Scott Bailey © 2013 From joy to worry As sickness strikes yet again Families hold tight Get the previous ones here http://wp.me/P3kG6h-bb  and get my début novel Mankind Limited

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Poem a day challenge #131 (Relief)

Relief By Scott Bailey © 2013 Weight from shoulders lifts Unanimous approval The road is still long Get the previous ones here http://wp.me/P3kG6h-bb  and get my début novel Mankind Limited

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Poem a day challenge #130 (Formation)

Formation By Scott Bailey © 2013 A single mote of stardust sparkles bright in endless black drifting No goal, no direction for time that feels eternity Nothing Cold, cold Nothing And then Attracted to another Bright shining mote Joined together Bound in twisting dance round and round and down What seems forever togetherness never apart… Continue reading Poem a day challenge #130 (Formation)

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Poem a day challenge #129 (Consumed)

Consumed By Scott Bailey © 2013 More fucking shopping I'm consumed by consuming Working just keeps up Get the previous ones here http://wp.me/P3kG6h-bb  and get my début novel Mankind Limited

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Poem a day challenge #128 (Health Gains)

Health Gains By Scott Bailey © 2013 Giving people health Appears low priority Set against profits Get the previous ones here http://wp.me/P3kG6h-bb  and get my début novel Mankind Limited

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Poem a day challenge #127 (Wallowing)

Wallowing By Scott Bailey © 2013 Corrupt. Wealthy. Safe. Wallowing in filthy loot And laughing at us Get the previous ones here http://wp.me/P3kG6h-bb  and get my début novel Mankind Limited

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Poem a day challenge #126 (The List That Should Not Have Been)

The List That Should Not Have Been By Scott Bailey © 2013 Tragic stories Behind smiling faces And pleading eyes How did it come to this Get the previous ones here http://wp.me/P3kG6h-bb  and get my début novel Mankind Limited

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Poem a day challenge #125 (Prevailing)

Prevailing By Scott Bailey © 2013 Lost to us, never forgotten Unusual tides took him away Carried to peace and to sleep And even as the dark will swell Sad, but sad will not prevail Get the previous ones herehttp://wp.me/P3kG6h-bb  and get my début novel Mankind Limited

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Poem a day challenge #124 (Rising Tide)

Rising Tide By Scott Bailey © 2013 From the shallows to the icy deep Where dolphins dance and starfish sleep Through swaying kale and shifting sand Feel the touch of an oily hand Where lights speed by in total dark Where rest many a sunken ark Where through the kale fish do slip Feel a… Continue reading Poem a day challenge #124 (Rising Tide)

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Poem a day challenge #123 (Fragile)

Fragile By Scott Bailey © 2013 So many connections So many lines All taut and humming Junctions and switches A house of cards Delicately balanced Systems Working to full capacity One break from collapse Such is life Get the previous ones herehttp://wp.me/P3kG6h-bb  and get my début novel Mankind Limited

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Poem a day challenge #122 (Sold)

Sold By Scott Bailey © 2013 We can make you a better parent Just come and bank with us We can make you a better lover Just use our scent We can make you more successful Just drive our cars We can make you a better man Just drink our beers We can make you… Continue reading Poem a day challenge #122 (Sold)

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Poem a day challenge #121 (Sensitive)

Sensitive By Scott Bailey © 2013 My eyes are sensitive to the light They are filtered Protected by shades What about my heart? My feelings? No filter please I am sensitive I need all the light let in. Get the previous ones here http://wp.me/P3kG6h-bb  and get my début novel Mankind Limited

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Poem a day challenge #119 (Chipping Away at Mountains)

Chipping Away at Mountains By Scott Bailey © 2013 Lines and words and lines On one screen they mean this Elsewhere something else On paper strangely old Before my eyes Flashing by Doing magic But why For the small ends Of small goals Chipping away at mountains Get the previous ones here http://wp.me/P3kG6h-bb  and get my début novel… Continue reading Poem a day challenge #119 (Chipping Away at Mountains)

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Poem a day challenge #118 (Wandering Spells)

Wandering Spells By Scott Bailey © 2013 Is it enough? These words We gather here From across the globe Our thoughts thrumming Over strands of the web They gather and agree Mostly And we know What is wrong with the world What is right How to behave And with well picked word We condemn Or… Continue reading Poem a day challenge #118 (Wandering Spells)

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Poem a day challenge #117 (Galaxy)

Galaxy (A Nonet) By Scott Bailey © 2013 Swirling, whirling milky clouds of stars Spiralling down to the black hole Supermassive hungry dark Swallowing all it can Axle of the wheel Sparkling star arms Shining cloud Holds our Home  Get the previous ones here http://wp.me/P3kG6h-bb  and get my début novel Mankind Limited

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Poem a day challenge #116 (The House of Bailey)

The House of Bailey By Scott Bailey © 2013 Heart lifts When I lift him high Heart skips With her every kiss Through darkness and troubled times Our place has held us I return with joy To the walls My son My wife My home Get the previous ones here http://wp.me/P3kG6h-bb  and get my début novel Mankind Limited

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Poem a day challenge #115 (Nostalgia)

Nostalgia By Scott Bailey © 2013 Worn wooden floor Distant, ancient scent Tobacco long gone Beer, deep red in thick glass Salt and vinegar crisps Pickled eggs Pickled patrons Warmth and welcome Long gone like the smoke One missed Get the previous ones here http://wp.me/P3kG6h-bb  and get my début novel Mankind Limited

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Poem a day challenge #114 (Uncaring Mirth)

Uncaring Mirth By Scott Bailey © 2013 Laughter echoes In rarefied halls Between clinks from glasses Raised in champagne toasts While expensive soles Walk heavy On broken dreams and despair Get the previous ones here http://wp.me/P3kG6h-bb  and get my début novel Mankind Limited

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Poem a day challenge #113 (Errors)

Errors By Scott Bailey © 2013 Mistakes seep into Our minds through repetition Habitual truth’s born Get the previous ones here http://wp.me/P3kG6h-bb  and get my début novel Mankind Limited

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Poem a day challenge #112 (News)

NewsBy Scott Bailey © 2013 What’s behind the story What is the reason for that news Who gets the benefit, the prize The envelope with the bread The law successfully passed The company tracked greased Somebody’s life made easier At the cost of somebody else   Get the previous ones here http://wp.me/P3kG6h-bb  and get my début novel Mankind… Continue reading Poem a day challenge #112 (News)

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Poem a day challenge #111 (Repeating Lives)

Repeating Lives By Scott Bailey © 2013 Taking my son to my old school Following the bus I used to take Still the same number Basically the same model The same smell of classrooms And I wonder Is this it? Are we destined To repeat lives? It is not enough I want more More for… Continue reading Poem a day challenge #111 (Repeating Lives)

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Poem a day challenge #110 (Gathering Clouds)

Gathering Clouds By Scott Bailey © 2013 Dark gathering cloud Brooding and beautiful Waiting for the flash of light The spark The piercing blue white crack And the wind The raw whipping wind And the release of rain and the rainbow  Get the previous ones herehttp://wp.me/P3kG6h-bb  and get my début novel Mankind Limited  

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Poem a day challenge #109 (Twentieth Century Taliesin)

Very tired and stressed out so today's is an old one - but one of my favourite old ones. Twentieth Century Taliesin By Scott Bailey © 1999 I am the factory wall, despised and so defaced Covered with graffiti, defiled and disgraced. I am the concrete tower that holds up the concrete road Bleak and… Continue reading Poem a day challenge #109 (Twentieth Century Taliesin)

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Poem a day challenge #108 (The Pool)

The Pool By Scott Bailey © 2013 They trickle in The protesters, the bitter, the dispossessed, the poor They swirl in slow currents Exchanging thoughts, views, ideas. An oasis for the outcasts The Man sits by the pool And fishes Taking what he needs Watching the rest The pool holds no threat Get the previous… Continue reading Poem a day challenge #108 (The Pool)

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Poem a day challenge #107 (Late)

Late By Scott Bailey © 2013 Eleven fifty Nine and almost out of time Yet still ploughing on  Get the previous ones herehttp://wp.me/P3kG6h-bb  and get my début novel Mankind Limited

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Poem a day challenge #106 (Proud Dad)

Proud Dad By Scott Bailey © 2013 Hushed concentration Then with a sudden surprise His name is written! Get the previous ones herehttp://wp.me/P3kG6h-bb  and get my début novel Mankind Limited

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Poem a day challenge #105 (Two Years)

Two Years By Scott Bailey © 2013 Pardon me for interrupting But that was just a step too far Not really a sporting move Two years Two years you have been playing straight That is to say Murdering But with the proper tools The ones from our markets Hardware, hard and solid and paid for… Continue reading Poem a day challenge #105 (Two Years)

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Poem a day challenge #104 (Storms)

Storms By Scott Bailey © 2013 Clouds piling up dark Lightning flashing - sky to ground Rumbling all around Get the previous ones here http://wp.me/P3kG6h-bb  and get my début novel Mankind Limited

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Poem a day challenge #103 (Explorers)

Explorers By Scott Bailey © 2013 Wandering the shore Through new lands everyday Ancient fishermen Get the previous ones here http://wp.me/P3kG6h-bb  and get my début novel Mankind Limited